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 3 years ago

Bagnos Multi Purpose Cooperative: Rice in a cup of Coffee

Mon Oct 26 PST 2020
Marwin C. Peralta, CDS II

“I was taken by the power that savoring a simple cup of coffee can have to connect people and create community.” - Howard Schultz

As a manifestation of support with the municipality’s “One Town One Product (OTOP)”, Bagnos MPC participated to various local, national and international trade fairs making the Municipality of Banna popular of its “Banna Blend Rice Coffee” which had become the One Top One Product (OTOP) of the municipality and is awarded and represented the Philippines to the ASEAN OSHNET and all its regional and national awards.

Banna Blend Rice Coffee production quality is assured. The facility was purchased with the assistance of the Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) wherein awards and recognition earned. The Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) assisted its packaging and branding.

Bagnos Multi-Purpose Cooperative is open for any business opportunities. As a supplier, accepts seller and rebranding of their Banna Blend Rice Coffee.

Come, have a cup of Banna Blend Rice Coffee. Connect people, connect community.


 3 years ago

Organic Fresh Produce Is KNMPC’s Response to the Global Pandemic

Sat Oct 17 PST 2020

Kooperatiba Naton Multi-Purpose Cooperative (KNMPC), a cooperative established and situated in the Municipality of Tigbauan, Iloilo steps up in order to help the community and its members despite the pendency of a crisis that has affected the whole world.

Being hailed as a National awardee in the Cooperative Development Authority’s (CDA) Gawad Parangal for several years, KNMPC upholds its commitment to serve the people and advocate the value of Cooperativism as a strong force in order to lighten and even lessen the effects of the Covid-19 pandemic particularly in the livelihood and economic aspect.

Every Saturday, KNMPC leads a volunteerism activity that involves sustainable agriculture and promotes ecotourism in the farms located in Brgy. Buyuan and Brgy. Cordova, Tigbauan. This activity not only aims to produce quality crops and meat but also helps their co-workers develop a healthy lifestyle. As consolidator, they sourced their farm products like native chicken, and organic vegetables from their members and made available for sale in affordable prices. They are also engaged in native chicken production and swine fattening and retailing. The feeds given to the poultry and swine are mostly organic.

Their organic farm produce includes eggplants, ampalaya, patola, upo, sitaw, lettuce, pechay, malunggay, bulb onions and talbos ng kamote which uses compost and are free from fertilizer and pesticides.

Eating a wide variety of fresh, nutritious and colorful foods packed with powerful vitamins and minerals is the first step to ensuring a strong immune system. The vegetables contain Vitamins A, B6, C and E and the minerals zinc, iron, copper and selenium which are critical to maintaining a strong and healthy immune system.

For extra strength and resistance against the possible contact to the virus and also to boost the immune system, the cooperative also produces its own version of Natural Juice. Its main ingredients are calamansi, malunggay, turmeric and mango. Calamansi is a rich source of Vitamin C, while malunggay, turmeric and mango also helps boost the immune system. Due to limited stocks, it is only available at their coop store in Brgy. Buyu-an, Tigbauan, Iloilo.

Among the customers of the cooperative includes coop members, people in their community, government employees, other cooperatives in the province, and Iloilo Supermart, one of the biggest local supermarket chain in Iloilo.

For further inquiries regarding their products, you may contact Ms. Georgina Basco, Manager, through email at knmpc11@gmail.com

In this trying and uncertain time, when the world literally froze and was forced to live in the so-called new normal, most of the people felt lost, hopeless and fearful. Despite of this, Kooperatiba Naton Multi-Purpose Cooperative wrestled its way to the food supply chain network in the Province of Iloilo.


 3 years ago

San Miguel Farmers Agriculture Cooperative - Major supplier to KOICA

Sat Oct 17 PST 2020

Iloilo – based cooperative major supplier of rice to KOICA and other farm produce to the Market.

San Miguel Farmers Agriculture Cooperative sold 2,000 sacks of local well-milled rice worth P4,400,000.00 to Korean International Cooperation Agency (KOICA) as the latter’s response to COVID-19 crisis. The cooperative is situated at Brgy. 8, San Miguel, Iloilo and majority of its members are the farmers residing in the said barangay.

KOICA bought the rice in the Province of Iloilo, particularly from the above-mentioned cooperative to patronize their Panay Island Upland Sustainable Rural Development Project. The project has 10 Bayanihan Tipon Centers (BTCs) in the island and a Local Food Terminal (LFT) as a consolidating center in San Miguel, Iloilo.

The LFT is operated by San Miguel Farmers Agriculture Cooperative as its marketing partner. As such, the cooperative as a whole shall be empowered to generate more income and to promote the welfare of their farmer-members.

The rice supplies were bought from farmers in the other BTCs in Tapaz and Jamindan, Capiz, Lambunao and San Miguel in Iloilo and Patnongon in Antique as well as from the rice-processing complex in Pototan, Iloilo.

Records showed that the above-mentioned municipalities are more than self-sufficient and with the purchase they will have at least additional market. It is currently stocked at the Local Food Terminal awaiting to be repacked into 6-kg. bags and be shipped to Manila as KOICA’s donation to the Department of Social Welfare and Development (DSWD) National Resource Operations Center.

The cooperative also has other available products aside from rice. They have fresh produce from the farm vegetables and crops like carrots, cucumber, labanos, bitter gourd, string beans, onion, garlic, tomatoes, squash, potato, okra, chayote, bananas and cabbage. They also offer muscovado sugar, vinegar, peanut butter and banana chips and even eggs.

Many vegetables and fruits contain phytochemicals, which are biologically active substances that can help protect against some diseases. That means you can lower your risk of type 2 diabetes, stroke, heart disease, high blood pressure and cancer by adding them into your diet.

For further inquiries regarding their products, you may contact Mr. Jose Pepe Caoyonan, Chairperson, through email at localfoodterminal@gmail.com


 3 years ago

FARBECO and its Rubber Products

Sat Oct 17 PST 2020
Cris Q. Salem

Located in Barangay 1, Talakag, Bukidnon is a duly registered cooperative with CDA No. 9520-10005947 on April 19, 1991. FARBECO is an agrarian reform cooperative with 209 member beneficiaries. It was organized and established in 1989, after Menzi Development Corporation gave up their rubber plantation in Talakag, Bukidnon.

First Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Cooperative or FARBECO is known for its rubber production ever since it began its cooperative endeavors. Through the years, they were able to sustain the group’s operations primarily because of their rubber plantation and processing. Aside from the cooperative and its members,many individual rubber farmers and farm workers also benefitted from the group’s operations as the cooperative became one of their markets.

FARBECO’s rubber production and processing paved the way to other business ventures managed by the group that provided sustainable employment opportunities not only for its farmer beneficiaries but even to the locals in the municipality and neighboring areas.

For those interested buyers, you may send email at farbeco_talakag@yahoo.com.


 3 years ago

Crafts in Trash

Wed Oct 7 PST 2020
Rosievic R. Medina

A project of Del Mar Shellcraft Multi Purpose Cooperative

The cooperative is a social enterprise that aims to support the members and the Pagudpud Ilocos Norte folks through the sustainable design of locally sourced materials, particularly coco shells which are in abundance in the area to be used as shell handicrafts and souvenirs.

The cooperative started in 2008 as a community of shell gatherers from Saud Beach, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte, who make fashion accessories and various souvenir items and sell them to tourists. With their dream of developing their products from the town’s raw materials, the cooperative is currently focusing on making more products from coconut waste and helping its members through training to improve their skills in making coco shell handicraft items. Cooperative activities are being appreciated in the community by initiative in using ecofriendly materials.

The Del Mar Shellcraft Multi Purpose Cooperative is located at Barangay Saud, Pagudpud, Ilocos Norte. Buyers may visit the cooperative display area or request the cooperative to send the products through courier, bus, or meet up within District 1 of Ilocos Norte. The cooperative strictly applies payment first policy thru bank deposit, gcash or remittance center. For those interested, please contact the chairperson, Ms. Elizabeth Benemerito through email address ebenemerito@yahoo.com.

Interested clients may also visit cooperative facebook account Del Mar Coco Atbp for more information and pictures of the products they offer.


 4 years ago

CBMIS Paved Way to Market Cooperative Products

Wed Sep 2 PST 2020
CDA CPDAS Region 1

Online marketing is now a very effective, convenient, and popular way of doing business such as marketing of products or services that someone wanted to offer to the public. The Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) being an important arm of the government for the development of cooperatives came up with a great idea to help the cooperatives sell their products to a wider market.

The CDA developed the Cooperative Business Matching Information System (CBMIS), an online program that will help the cooperatives promote their products and services which will facilitate business matching and marketing activities.

Monitoring the impact of the services rendered to cooperatives is necessary to know if it benefitted the cooperatives. On November 28, 2019, Ms. Jacqueline De Leon, Senior CDS/Area Supervisor of Ilocos Norte and Ms. Rosievic R. Medina, CDS II had the chance to interview Mr. Marlon Cariño, the Chairperson of Bacarra Garlic Producers Cooperative, one of the cooperatives enrolled in the CBMIS program. The said cooperative was assisted in the enrolment process and officially registered in the CBMIS last March 2019.

According to Mr. Cariño,a week after being enrolled in the CBMIS, someone called him from Baguio and inquired about the cooperative products who became the co-op’s first client under this platform. Mr. Cariño mentioned that the person from Baguio became their regular buyer of 500 kilograms of garlic every month. Another transaction was also made with someone from Malabon who also became their regular customer and requested the co-op to deliver 200 kilos of garlic every three months. The third client was an Indian national who resides in Baguio City who manufactures spicy food products. The said Indian national became also a regular customer and entered into an agreement with the cooperative to supply him 400 kilograms of garlic per month. Further, Mr. Cariño said that all the buyers mentioned above have to settle the accounts first before he sends the products thru bus companies.

As a result of the co-op’s enrolment to the CBMIS program, the cooperative was able to get customers even outside of Region 1 which gave them regular sales. The cooperative members are now willing to plant more garlic because they now have sure buyers unlike before that their products are just stored in their warehouse and got damaged, which resulted to low investments returns. The cooperative also has now 2 hectares garlic plantation to ensure sufficient stock. Mr. Cariño said in previous years, the cooperative had a hard time selling their products, but with the help CDA’s CBMIS, they already have regular buyers of their product. Mr. Cariño said that the cooperative is thankful to CDA for coming up with the program which was a big help in boosting the sales of their products. (By: JLL & RRM)



 3 years ago

Nueva Segovia Consortium of Cooperatives (NSCC) Vigan City, Ilocos Sur

Mon Oct 26 PST 2020

It all started with a goal to help, to serve and to achieve a holistic development of people within all Barangays and Municipalities of Ilocos Sur thru unifying cooperative services. This goal was planted like a seed by the Archdiocese of Nueva Segovia thru the Archbishop of that time His Eminence Orlando Cardinal Quevedo and Msgr. Ambrose L. Cabildo. Today, that seed of ambition has grown full bloom and now being recognized as the NUEVA SEGOVIA CONSORTIUM OF COOPERATIVES.

On June 7, 1992 the first consultation meeting to organize NSCC was held. Then a follow up organizational assembly happened on July 5, 1992 to amend/ratify/approve the Articles and By-laws. Finally, it was registered on September 17, 1992 with the Cooperative Development Authority with a Registration Number DAG-2218. The pioneer members of NSCC are 18 church based cooperatives coming from different parts of Ilocos Sur.

The Archdiocese appointed Mrs. Divina C. Quemi as Manager who was before Ms. Divina Cabunoc and the loan officer of Caritas Nueva Segovia. She gladly accepted this new responsibility even if it’s her first time to handle a cooperative operation and at a very young age of 24. She was later on assisted by two employees namely Mr. Rolando Parel and Mrs. Fely Tugade. As of this date, the three employees already rose to 200 employees.


 3 years ago

IP Cooperative New Haven of Fresh Produce

Sun Oct 11 PST 2020

Seven Cities (Alimodian) Agriculture Cooperative is identified as an Indigenous People Cooperative which is recently considered as one of the major producers and source of fresh vegetables that is readily available in the market.

Barangay Cabacanan Proper, where the cooperative is located could be reached after an hour travel from the center of the town, after traversing through a mountainous terrain and crossing a river. It is among the seven (7) upland barangays in Municipality of Alimodian, Iloilo.

The cooperative is one of the beneficiary of a Bayanihan Tipon Center (BTC) of the DA-KOICA Panay Island Upland Sustainable Rural Development Project in 2019. Its members are primarily composed of the Panay Bukidnon Tribe, led by their tribal leader and also chairperson of the cooperative, Ms. Virgie Aldamar.

During the brink of the COVID-19 pandemic, Seven Cities (Alimodian) Agriculture Cooperative participated in the KADIWA on to make fresh vegetables available to the market during the pandemic.

This paved the way for the farmer sustainable development system in the rural areas, especially in the uplands, which remain on the outskirts of development. Also, the farmer – members have opportunities to become marketers, processors, and as well as have sustainable income which will improve the quality of their life.

This has also increased the farmer-member’s accessibility to the market and promote local agricultural product enabling a direct market link to the food supply chain without dealing with middlemen and traders.

Eating fresh vegetables free from pesticides and fertilizers will strengthen bone health, help maintain healthy weight, rich in anti-oxidant properties, aid in improving eye health, beneficial for the healthy skin and hair and prevent hypertension and multi-morbidity.

Their fresh farm products are available during Tuesdays and Fridays at the Alimodian Public Market. Spring onions, lettuce cucumber, squash, eggplant, okra, raddish, siling labuyo, cauli flower, broccoli are only few of the fresh produce from the mountains of Alimodian, Iloilo. For further inquiries regarding their products, you may contact Ms. Aldamar through email at alimodianbtc@gmail.com.


 3 years ago


Sun Oct 4 PST 2020
Pauline Davis Caparas

The upland community of Casile has long thrived on agriculture and with the opportunities brought by the Department of Agriculture, Department of Trade and Industry, Department of Agrarian Reform, Department of Labor and Employment, and other agencies in partnership with the City Government of Cabuyao, coffee growers have invigorated Cabuyao's homegrown coffee industry from ground up.

Cafe de Cabuyao is a quality coffee product of Casile-Guinting Upland Marketing Cooperative, a community-based coffee processing enterprise situated at the highlands of Cabuyao City. Ranked 8th at the First Green Coffee Quality Competition for Robusta, Cafe de Cabuyao continues to uphold its signature blend through quality farm production practices from its more than 25 hectares of coffee plantation, and exceptional processing techniques.

1.Growing - Quality coffee beans are grown at high altitudes and under semi-shade for ideal growing conditions. Grafted trees can flower and produce cherries after three to four years.

2.Harvesting - Coffee cherries are carefully hand-picked and farmers practice priming harvesting which means they only pick the ripe berries. These berries will be subject to floatation method to guarantee that only ripe berries will undergo the process.

3.Depulping - Fruit flesh of the coffee cherries are then removed by depulping which results to parchment coffee.

4.Drying - Parchment coffee beans are dried using Multi-Commodity Solar Tunnel Dryer which makes sure that drying is even and no foreign objects and smell are introduced. Coffee beans are left to dry for seven to nine days and should have 10-12% moisture content.

5.Hulling - This process removes the dried parchment skin surrounding the coffee beans. The result of this process are green coffee beans which will then be sorted to get the undamaged beans.

6.Roasting - During roasting, the characteristic coffee taste and aroma components are formed, along with the typical brown color of the beans, thus, this process requires experience and skills to coax out the best characteristics of every bean.

7.Packaging - Contained in a package of Cafe de Cabuyao are coffee farmers' hard labor and Casile-Guinting Upland Marketing Cooperative's genuine love of processing coffee.

Cafe de Cabuyao is available and sold through their physical store located at the Coffee Production Center at Brgy. Casile, Cabuyao, Laguna at the Cooperative Showroom in the 2F Cabuyao Retail Plaza. You may also visit their official facebook page: https://m.facebook.com/cafedecabuyao101120/


 4 years ago

CENTRAL TADECO AGRARIAN REFORM BENEFICIARIES MULTIPURPOSE COOPERATIVE Managing local resources . . . Creating self-reliant local economy . . .

Wed Apr 1 PST 2020

PANABO CITY, DAVAO DEL NORTE – In the interior part of the growing City of Panabo in the Province of Davao del Norte, Davao Region’s bastion of cooperativism, lies a vast parcel of land that serves as the haven of people who have great resolve to shape its own future by capitalizing local resources. This land is part of the government’s comprehensive agrarian reform program or CARP.

In 1998, a group of tenants of Tagum Agricultural Development Co., Inc. (TADECO) decided to bond together and formed a cooperative now known as Central TADECO Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multipurpose Cooperative (CTARBEMPCO). The cooperative serves as their vehicle to sustain the productivity not only of the more than 711 hectares of farmlands planted with Cavendish bananas but also to support the growing needs of the beneficiaries and their respective families.

Pre-CTARBEMPCO era . . .

The pre-CTARBEMPCO era of the community was characterized by community dwellers who were mere employees of the TADECO, Inc. The living condition then was more of subsistence where people were merely concerned with their salary. They did not have community enterprises except for a few entities operated by private capitalists.

As it was, the community was sleepy, considering that it is located in a distant barangay at the interior part of the city. The only source of livelihood was the banana plantation owned and operated by TADECO. The people were merely tenants of the plantation. Technically, there was no life amenity in the community to speak of, as the community dwellers were merely concerned with their employment in the plantation.

The birth of CTARBEMPCO . . .



 3 years ago

Goodyear Agrarian Reform Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GARBEMCO) SUCCESS ABACA HANDICRAFT STORY

Sat Oct 17 PST 2020
Elvira C. Dioquino Sr. CDS, CDA R-IX

The Goodyear Agrarian Reform Beneficiaries Multi-Purpose Cooperative (GARBEMCO) is an Agrarian Reform Cooperative located at Goodyear, Kabasalan, Zamboanga Sibugay. It is a rubber plantation-based cooperative organized sometime in 1992 and registered with the Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) in the following year. Of its 1,016 hectares total land area, 998 hectares of which are devoted to agricultural production and are planted mainly with rubber trees.

While waiting for the production period of the rubber which is usually six (6) years from the time of planting, the farmers innovated the intercropping which is typically done by way of planting gestating crops for their subsistence. In 2000, through the encouragement of the LBP, GARBEMCO introduced additional service like the Members Savings Operation (MSO) to help those members who are in need by financial lending services with minimal interest. GARBEMCO has also opened a commissary store to cater the basic goods needed by members and workers.

Through the continuous support and supervision of the DAR, DOLE, DA, CDA, FIDA, in cooperation with the LBP, GARBEMCO was able to sustain, expand and improve their services up to the present. Aside from rubber, the cooperative is now also into Abaca, fish and rice productions. Presently, it has Capital Build-Up of 11 million pesos. Aside from providing services to its members and planning to extend the same services to non-ARBs, GARBEMCO has also provided the following benefits and privileges to its members.

On May 15, 2008, GARBEMCO was awarded by DAR as the Regional Outstanding Small Farmers Organization for 2007-2008. GARBEMCO was a recipient of an award given by the LBP as the Outstanding Agrarian Reform Cooperative in the 2012 Gawad sa Pinakatanging Kooperatiba (Gawad Pitak) and recently,GAWAD Pitak 4th placer awardee during the bank’s Anniversary held last August 2018 at PICC in Manila. Also, recognized by DAR’s Most Progressive Agrarian Reform Cooperative on June 2018 held in Quezon City and three time GAWAD Saka most outstanding organization recognized by DA from 2017-2019. The numerous awards it has received are notable and remarkable proof of its extraordinary and outstanding performance.

On 2011 GARBEMCO undergo a product development seminar to enhance the quality of handicraft production.

To sum it up, just like other organizations, GARBEMCO has encountered difficulties before it became what it is now. However, through its sustained collaborative effort with government agencies. One of the factors that lead to its survival is because of its innovations and initiatives. The said coop did not depend wholly on whatever assistance the government can extend to it. Instead, it introduces innovations which are beneficial not only for the internal operation of the cooperative but for the ARBs and their families as well. Notwithstanding the introduction of innovative changes in its daily operation as well as the initiatives it had instituted in addressing its problems, GARBEMCO remained an organization which is considerate and mindful to the demands of the families of the ARBs and to the community as a whole without affecting the customs and culture of the place of its operation. Since its creation up to this date, GARBEMCO’s operation and production is good enough that can stabilize and sustain ARBs basic needs, provide jobs even to non-members and contribute to the country’s economy. GARBEMCO’s outstanding performance resulted to its guaranteed financial sustainability and profitability.

Today, the ARBs boast of a better and improved quality of life due to these numerous interventions. Families are now better off – with decent dwellings, privately-owned vehicles for work and family mobility, better- educated children, employment placements in various institutions and companies, good food on the table, family vacations and outings, these are the marked of a better life for GARBEMCO’s members and their families.

Drawing on its hard-earned knowledge and experience, GARBEMCO engages in learning and consciousness-strengthening programs which helps it overcome the many challenges. The approach promoted immediate and community-based responses to social and economic vulnerability with the services it provided to members and non-members. The job-creation activities of GARBEMCO through the services it provided cannot be under rated as it improved the quality of life of poor households. Over-all, GARBEMCO’s outstanding performance resulted to its guaranteed financial sustainability and profitability.

You can reach the cooperative through the following persons: LILIA G. MANUEL Manager Email Address (Coop): garbemco@yahoo.com Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/goodyear.reformmpc


 3 years ago

Unique Paper Products From Abaca As Great Gift Suggestions

Mon Oct 12 PST 2020
Ma. Luisa G. Aventurado

Lampshades come in different forms and designs. Some are made of wood, metal and plastic. However, the lampshades made by San Roque Handmade Paper Products Multi-Purpose Cooperative are quite unique and one of its kind. The material used for these products are made out of 100% abaca. As the word “paper products “implies, so is the material used for its lampshades. They used paper out of abaca for their lampshades. The abaca fibers are processed into paper, thickened to make it strong and durable. The papers are then bleached to desired colors and then, dried.

The pioneering members of the cooperative were the first batch trained to learn the process of converting abaca into paper fiber. They were then assisted by Department of Labor and Employment (DOLE) and STEAG State Power Inc., to further enhance and develop their products. The STEAG freely assisted their cooperative because most of their members are the displaced families relocated when STEAG used the area for the construction of their power plant. The cooperative considered it a blessing in disguise because out of that experience they were given a chance to pursue, develop and enhance their product.

For the past five years, the lampshades continue to increase their sales. They have also added other products, also made of abaca paper, like art decorations, flower stands, pen holders, gift boxes and planners. They have made different designs of their lampshades, which are unique and intricate.

Their biggest customer is STEAG. They used the lampshades as give aways to their employees and visitors during Christmas and anniversaries. Second are government agencies, national and local. They gave lampshades as token for speakers during special events and seminars, and also as gifts during Christmas. And third, are those marrying couples, who prefer the mini-lampshades, called bouquets, as their wedding giveaways.

The existence of the cooperative with its unique product in the community has greatly helped the out-of-school youths and non-working mothers of the area, to be gainfully employed. The municipality of Villanueva is very proud of the cooperative product because it has given them recognition.

For those interested buyers, the cooperative is located at Relocation Site, Dayawan, Villanueva, Misamis Oriental. They can also contact their manager, Emma I. Salvana through e-mail address at sanroquehandmade@yahoo.com. They accept orders in volume (200 pcs) with placement of orders one month ahead of time. For small volumes, fifteen days ahead of time. For more choices of their products, visit their website at www.dayawanpaper.weebly.com.


 3 years ago

LAMPCO offers its Organic and High Quality Coco Sugar

Mon Oct 12 PST 2020
Felix Templa, CDS II CDA Cagayan de Oro Regional Office

The Linabu Agrarian Multipurpose Cooperative (LAMPCO) is located in the eastern part of Balingasag, Misamis Oriental wherein the majority of its residents are dependent on coconut farming and other agricultural-based economic activities.

In 2009, the cooperative engaged in coco sugar production and processing. Through the intervention of various government line agencies and local government units, the cooperative was able to construct an FDA compliant production building covering an area of 400 square meters.

The cooperative’s coco sugar production and marketing business currently employ twenty-four (24) cooperative members as processors, twenty-eight (28) sap gatherers, and eighteen (18) coco sap suppliers. This not only benefits their members but also their local community.

LAMPCO Coco Sugar is now FDA Approved, USDA Organic, Eco-Certified Organic, and HALAL certified. For those interested buyers, the cooperative is located at Purok 4, Linabu, Balingasag, Misamis Oriental, kindly send inquiries to email address at pejoramargie@gmail.com. Production is 3 to 6 tons per month.

LAMPCO has also participated in various national and local trade fairs including the International Food Expo (IFEX) in SMX, MOA Pasay City 2010, 2013, 2015, the National OTOP Trade fair in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City in 2011, Market Week Philippines in SM Megamall, Mandaluyong City in 2012 and SIAL The South East Asian Food Marketplace-ASEAN in Manila 2015 and Agrario Trade Fair held in Metro Manila.


 5 years ago


Tue Feb 5 PST 2019

The CDA Tacloban Extension Office is this year’s Awardee as Outstanding Regional Partner under the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) Demonetization Program. The Awarding Ceremony took place on August 22, 2017 at the BSP’s Multi-Purpose Hall, Tacloban City. Monetary Board Member Peter B. Favila led the awards ceremony and appreciation lunch for stakeholders of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas (BSP) in Region VIII held at the Multi-Purpose Hall, BSP Tacloban Branch, Tacloban City. The Award, a milestone for the CDA Tacloban EO, was received by Regional Director Armonio P. Paa. The Awarding Ceremony and Appreciation Lunch for BSP Stakeholders in Region VIII is part of the Bangko Sentral ng Pilipinas’ (BSP) celebration of its 24th anniversary and aims to further strengthen the alliance between the BSP and its stakeholders in achieving a more efficient and effective means of gathering information and the conduct of advocacy campaigns to carry out its ultimate goal of safeguarding price stability and promoting a healthy financial system as well as ensuring an efficient payments and settlement system in the country.

Other awardees include RL Appliance, Inc. as the Outstanding Respondent among Large and Medium Firms; Leyte Home Depot, Inc. as the Outstanding Respondent among Small Firms for the Business Expectations Survey in Region VIII. The National Economic and Development Authority - Region VIII received the award for Outstanding

Partner for the Report on Regional Economic Developments. Meanwhile, the awards on Outstanding Regional Partners in Currency Programs of the BSP for Clean Note Policy was conferred to the Bank of the Philippine Islands. Lastly, the award for Outstanding Regional Partner for Implementing BSP Advocacy on the Conduct of Public Information Campaign was awarded to Pantawid Pamilyang Pilipino Program. Each awardee was presented the “Dynamic Balance, Philippine Eagle” trophy, which was crafted by visual artist and multi-awarded sculptor, Mr. Ferdinand Cacnio.

In July 2016 up to present, the CDA Tacloban EO and BSP Tacloban Branch forged a partnership in conducting series of “Know Your Money” Briefing which are attended by cash handlers and other staff involved in cash from registered cooperatives in the Region, as part of the Public Information Campaign (PIC) on the security features and proper handling of Philippine banknotes and coins. This is in pursuit of BSP’s mandate to preserve and maintain the integrity of Philippine currency.

Compiled by CDS II Irish Joy Ibatan


 5 years ago


Fri Nov 2 PST 2018

High cost of farm inputs, lack of capital, high interest rate, low farm gate price of produce, poor agri-facilities and short selling of prime commodities, especially sugar in public markets and poverty incidence motivated the eight devolved Agricultural Extension Personnel of Lezo, Aklan to propose for the organization of a new cooperative from a pre-cooperative of Samahang Nayons in addressing the problems of their farmer/member -clienteles.

It happened in 1989, twenty nine years ago when an energetic Municipal Agricultural Officer (MAO), Mrs Emelinda R. Dela Cruz, conducted series of seminars/trainings in 12 barangays. Thereafter the plan to organize a new cooperative was pushed through with only 29 members composed of 8 agricultural personnel and 21 farmer leaders.

It started with an initial paid-up share capital of ₱9,588.54 in 1990 and elected its interim officers and appointed its core management staff on voluntary services. In early 1991, the first consumer store, “Baraka it Banwa”, was established at the old store stall of member Cleofe Cortez at the back of the town plaza, with start-up capital of ₱18,900.00. Consumer goods were sold at an exact weight for sugar at prevailing market price to answer the short selling problem. Store was later transferred to the Lezo Public Market Stall leased from Lezo LGU.

In September 20, 1991, the Lezo Multi-Purpose Cooperative pics1was registered with Cooperative Development Authority (CDA) with an authorized capital of ₱186,000.00.

In July 1993, 6 SNs namely: Poblacion, Sta. Cruz, Sta. Cruz Biga-a, Mina, Bagto, and Bugasongan merged with Lezo MPC, increasing our membership and investment with the Cooperataive Rural Bank. Several years later, the Cooperative amended its By-Laws to increase its capitalization to Two Million Pesos (P2,000,000.00).

In February 17, 2010, Lezo MPC was re-registered under the New Cooperative Code, RA 9520. Lately, the Cooperative amended its By-Laws to increase its capitalization to Fifty Million Pesos (P50,000,000.00). For twenty five years of operation, the Cooperative has increased its membership to 3,630 members with ₱14,404,995.16 paid-up capital, as of December 31, 2017.

The cooperative has engaged in several business enterprises in order to serve the needs of its members. Since 1991, Lezo MPC has been a participant of Land Bank of the Philippines in Palay Production Relending Program, serving the needed capital of rice farmers.

Funds from CARE Philippines and Department of Trade and Industry (DTI) were availed to finance the micro entrepreneurs: vendors, pottery and food processors and traders.

The Palay Buying/Trading and Rice Milling Project was started in 1995 with capital sourced out from several Community Development Funds of former Senators: Hon. Francisco “Kit” S.Tatad; Hon. Raul S. Roco; Hon. Ernesto M. Maceda; and Hon. Rodolfo G. Biazon.

Agricultural facilities (Mechanical and Solar Driers, Hand Tractor, Seeder) were provided by the Department of Agriculture, RFU VI and lately additional farm facilities were also availed from the said agency such as: 2 units Hand Tractor, 2 units Thresher, 3 units Rice Reaper, 1 unit Flatbed Dryer and 1 unit 4-Wheeled Drive Tractor, 1 unit Shredder and lately, 1 unit Transplanter.

Lending is one of the most intricate services rendered by the cooperative and credit facilities are classified as follows: 1. REGULAR LOAN - SLP-Micro Loan, Salary Loan (ATM Assignment, MOA, Honorarium Loan), Pension Loan & Seafarers Loan; 2. PROVIDENTIAL LOAN - Calamity Loan, Emergency Loan (Educational, Hospitalization & Mortuary Loan), Commodity Loan, Quick Loan, CALE & Palay Production Loan; 3. SPECIAL PROJECT LOAN - Micro Finance (P3 Program), Chattel Mortgage, Real Estate Loan & Kabuhayan Loan (MSME Loans).

Sources of funds are savings deposit and CBUs of members, Land Bank of the Philippines’ Rediscounting, Short-Term Loan Line – Step-Up And Credit Surety Fund and UCPB-CIIF Rediscounting Line, grant of ₱50,000.00 from LGU Lezo and Small Business Corporation.

Another ongoing services are the Catering, Electronic Loading, Monoblock Table & Chair Rentals, Airline/Cargo Ticketing and recently the Organic Fertilizer Production.

To support the marketing needs, the cooperative is an accredited Rice NFA Retailer and leads in the institutionalized Bigasan sa Palengke (IBSP) Program, wherein low price of rice is sold throughout the years. Agricultural supplies and consumer goods are also available at Store II – located in front of Lezo Integrated School.

Lezo MPC generally provides avenue for saving to those who have surplus. Savings Deposit are classified as Regular Savings, Time Deposit and Bulilit Savings.

In 1998, due to its growing business enterprises, Lezo MPC purchased a 1,220 square meters land at barangay Sta. Cruz, now used as the site of the different agri-facilities of the Coop. To have an office to transact its businesses, the Cooperative built a 2-storey building at the lot leased from Lezo LGU at the back of Lezo Public Market.

Funds for this construction were provided by the National Agricultural and Fishery Council (NAFC) and Department of Agriculture (DA-LGU Counterparting Program). Since the funds were not enough, the Coop availed of additional funds from Provincial Government of Aklan from CDF of various Sangguniang Panlalawigan Members.

Lezo MPC had also funded the finishing work of the building and now at 95% completed. The ground floor houses the Office of the Coop and the second floor is used as Training Hall for farmers and venues for meetings of other government agencies.

To reached out more members and expanding market share, Lezo MPC established a Satellite Office in Poblacion, Kalibo, Aklan in January 9, 2017.







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